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Hotel L'Avancher

3.0 of 5 Avenue du Prariond, 73150 Val d'Isere, France
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wanaka
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall this is a good place. We had a very small room that was spartan, almost monastic, with just blocks of foam for mattresses, but I think that was something of a short straw and most rooms are better. The restaurant is OK, something of a clone with the other 75 restaurants in town: how much cheese can a person... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderfully hospitable hotel. Provided you can manage a red run, you can ski back to the door. It is only a 200m walk in the morning to start your day's skiing. Comfortable rooms, an excellent restaurant and decent wifi. Ski hire shop immediately over the road. I intend to go back next year.

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Hotel_LAvancher, Responsable réception at Hotel L'Avancher, responded to this review

Ashley, Thank you for your positive feedback, The hotel is in fact a short walk from the snow front, however you can always take the free shuttle that drops you off right by the ski lifts. If weather conditions are optimal, you can ski straight back to the hotel via the "Traversée du Laisinant" slope that runs right behind the... More 

Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a nightmare drive to Val d'sere due to the snowfall. We arrived at 11am and was met by the owner Fred outside the hotel. He duly allowed us to take a room straight away instead of us making us wait. This was the start of a great week at l' Avancher. Both rooms that we took were brand new... More 

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Hotel_LAvancher, Responsable réception at Hotel L'Avancher, responded to this review

Dear Knight family, After a complicated journey up the mountain, it was our pleasure to make sure that you settled in quickly and started off to a great holiday! Thank you for the compliment regarding the half board menu which we offer to our hotel guests for under 30.00€. We focus on offering both quality and quantity with local products... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a nightmare journey up the mountain and finding out our hotel reservation was cancelled in another hotel Fred the hotel owner at L'Avancher had a last minute cancellation. He allowed us to have an earlier check in due to having slept in the car the night before in horrendous traffic. He did not charge us for the last night... More 

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Hotel_LAvancher, Responsable réception at Hotel L'Avancher, responded to this review

Hi there, We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, Weather conditions can sometimes make the journey to Val d'Isère very long and tiring. This particular weekend was difficult for everyone, we therefore made sure that all of our guests arrived safely and that their rooms were available as early as possible! We focus on making the hotel as... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here for a week, the perfect location for a ski holiday. An 8 minute walk into town down the main high street, and a few more to the main lift unless you get the free ski bus which is very regular. The rooms are comfortable and the breakfast fantastic, everything you need to be set up for the day.... More 

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Hotel_LAvancher, Responsable réception at Hotel L'Avancher, responded to this review

Nick, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us in Val d'Isère, We make sure that everyone gets a full, healthy breakfast in order to be fit for the slopes and brave the cold! Boiled eggs, homemade jams, freshly squeezed orange juice and so on! The sauna is the perfect way to ease sore muscles after a long day... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Stayed here many times in the past. Frederick who is very pleasant is the new owner. He has set a new style. Rooms very nice. Food in the evenings excellent. Breakfast slightly less than attentive. 5 Min walk to the free ski bus. Not nose bleeding expensive.

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Hotel_LAvancher, Responsable réception at Hotel L'Avancher, responded to this review

Michael, Thank you for your positive feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, We do put alot of effort into renewing, restyling and renovating the hotel over the years. In fact we have just refurbished all of the rooms with panoramic shots of the Savoie region, all taken by local photographers! The snow front is just a few minutes... More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

L’Avancher blew all my expectations out of the water. I’ve never been to Val or even France so I was nervous about getting around and communicating. The staff helped with everything – they made reservations, recommendations, etc…the owner was about as nice and helpful as they come. The hotel is located about a 15 minute (max) walk from the base... More 

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168 reviews 168 reviews
46 hotel reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Hotel Avancher - Val d Isere We booked into this hotel for just one night, however I'd not have been disappointed if we had stayed longer. We were warmly welcomed and checked in to a very well appointed room and after checking in we were told the sauna would be ready in 40 mins The room was well appointed to... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was the second time we stayed at L’Avancher. This time we wanted to stay a little longer to do some hiking, and we did not regret coming back. We love this hotel! The atmosphere is quite unique; thanks to the small size of the hotel, the charming interior design, and the friendly staff; the hotel is a very relaxing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I stayed for one night in off season and I thought it was a great place. Decent breakfast, good bar and nice rooms with toiletries provided. The staff were very friendly and provided excellent service.

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Address: Avenue du Prariond, 73150 Val d'Isere, France
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Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Savoie > Val d'Isere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel L'Avancher 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Hotel L'Avancher France/Savoie
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#1 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Val d'Isere
#2 Romantic Hotel in Val d'Isere
#4 Family Hotel in Val d'Isere

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